• Autumn Sunshine...
  • Flowers in a Bathtub...
  • Rust in the Sun!
  • Dragonfly!
  • Weathered Dock...
  • All that Glitters...
  • Old Fashioned Roses!

The O Deer Lifestyle

Welcome to our Home. Come on in— kick off your shoes and make yourself comfortable. Among all the other things you will learn about us if you stay awhile is that we are Southern girls (in the south, you never really quit being a girl). Even in the generic, homogenized world of the 21st Century being from the southern region of the United States means that life is bit slower (it’s the heat and the humidity), a bit more lackadaisical, very family and community centered, and that we are enamored of our Homes, homemaking and decor. Though we haven’t escaped the mad dash that life has become the last several decades, Southern Hospitality is still a thing, and we are a sociable, neighborly folk.

We hope you enjoy browsing through the pages of this website that so well reflect the O~Deer Lifestyle. We are an eclectic group, and drawn to styles as diverse as Prim, Kawaii and Bohemian. We are a bit retro, adore vintage and antique, but are just as comfortable with industrial decor and techie pastimes. What binds it all together into a cohesive lifestyle is the Artist’s Eye—our way of looking at our world as an immense canvas to be filled with the experience of each new day. Take some time to peruse our posts and articles about gardening, cooking, home-making and other fun or educational activities.

We believe that art and crafting are a multimedia affair, both in composition and source. Our lifestyles, as well as our materials and handiwork reflects that philosophy. Our work, our art and our decor merge old and new, thrifted and rescued in unique combinations. We enjoy utilizing things often overlooked, minimizing waste, making do and rediscovering the forgotten. We hope you will explore the site while you are here, and that you will come back soon and often to share our adventures. We’d love it if you would  also take a trip over to O Deer Mercantile—  on Etsy.  Visit the shop and look through the varied inventory of vintage items, dolls, plushies and jewelry that demonstrate the eclectic interests and vocations of the O Deer Lifestyle. We are working hard to make our website, our shop and our social media fun and engaging . Thank you for your patience with us.

Under Construction—

We’re still doing some renovating on this site, but the largest part of it is done. If you find any glaring inconsistencies during your visit, please do let us know. We will be making lots of changes both to our site and to our lives in the days to come. Maybe you can follow along. If you can’t find anything, or need any assistance, just Contact Me. I will be glad to help.

What's New at O Deer

O Deer Mercantile is Open For Business
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  New Home for the O Deer Ladies & Family Its been a rugged couple of weeks, but the move is pretty much done. I still have some chores, as well as plants and such to pick up, at the … Read More

O Deer—A Two Week Vacation
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Okay… More Vacating than Vacay   Instead of featuring items for sale at our Etsy Shop this week, I am making an announcement. As of Friday August 5th, 2016, we will be one week from closing on our new house. … Read More

All Shook Up: Vintage Shakers & Vintage Fun
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Still Smiling In the Midst of Packing At least the happy couple in the picture above are… They are among the items I have managed to tuck into place on our Etsy Shop (Sorry:/Sold) virtual shelves. Even as the packing accelerates, … Read More

In the LimeLight! Weekly Feature #7
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Wednesday Weekly Etsy Shop Feature Hi… Here’s where I ask myself, ‘ Is it better to do just a very quick Post when you are too busy to devote much time, or none at all?’ Since too often of late … Read More

Anticipation~ Where Bloggers Create 2016
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New Beginnings at O Deer Since we will soon be moving, Gaia and I wont be able to actually participate in our favorite Link Party of the year. We want to wish those who do enter into the fun all … Read More

In the LimeLight! Weekly Feature #6
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Wednesday Weekly Etsy Shop Feature Featuring Flower Crown Goat I missed last week’ s feature which would have spotlighted one or more of our vintage treasures on O Deer Mercantile. Life is moving very fast for us right now, and … Read More